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Easy up 1/4 mile do it yourself fence
"We've practiced controlled pasturing of cattle for the past 25 years. Constantly taking up fence and moving it is time consuming and hard work. That's why we invented this new easy fence system," says inventor Bill Glen, about his ?-mile fence kit that goes up in less than an hour using only a pair of pliers.
The $200 fence kit consists of corner posts, enough fence posts to space them 45 to 50 ft. apart, a single strand of steel or poly wire, clip-on wire retainers, and a wire roll-up spool.
The first step is to install the corner post with the step-in tool supplied with the kit. You simply step the post into the ground with your foot. In extremely hard and dry or rocky ground, you put the post in with a sledgehammer. The step-in tool is also used to pull posts.
Next step is to put the retractable wire spool on the corner post at the desired height and tie the loose end of the wire to your belt. Then, put the post "quiver" over your shoulder, with all the equipment in it, and walk to where you want the first post. The posts step in at 45 to 50-ft. intervals. When you get to the end of the fence you install a 1 3/8-in. by 3-ft. post and anchor the end of the wire. Then, you go back over the fence and install wire retainers that hold the wire in place. The last step is to go back to the wire spool and crank up the wireto the correct tightness. You can then put it into use with a fence charger.
Adding another ? mile of fence costs only $150 since you already have the installation tools supplied with the first kit. Taking the fence down requires even less time than installation. Gates and other accessories are also available. Glen also makes easy-to-install permanent fencing.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bill Glen, Hitch Finder Inc., Box 310, Pincher Creek, Alberta T0K 1W0 Canada (ph 403 627-4482)

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1986 - Volume #10, Issue #4